29 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the bomb attack yesterday in the village of Sitra, Bahrain, which reportedly killed two policemen and injured several others.
“The Secretary-General conveys his deep condolences to the Government and people of Bahrain and the families of the victims and wishes a swift recovery to the injured. He calls for a full and transparent investigation into this terrorist act,” says a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York.
From Ebola to the bombing of Gaza, civil society was the first responder to humanitarian emergencies during the last year, but faces dire threats and a funding crisis around the world, says a new report.
“During the last year civil society was everywhere, doing great work often at the frontline of the world’s challenges, but at the same time having to stave off threats to its very existence,” said Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, the CIVICUS Secretary-General on launching the organisation’s 2015 State of Civil Society Report.
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Gaza, May 31 (BNA): Chairman of the Presidential Committee for Coordination of Goods into Gaza Strip, Raed Fattouh, today told Palestinian news agency (WAFA) that 630 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid for commercial and agricultural sectors this morning arrived in Gaza through Karem Abu Salem commercial crossing.
Fattouh elaborated that 65 trucks of the shipment loaded with construction materials for international projects and another 150 trucks loaded with gravel for road infrastructure today entered Gaza.
Manama, May 27 (BNA): Bahrain will dispatch urgent humanitarian relief aid to Yemeni people as part of efforts to alleviate their hardships and meet their basic needs, particularly goods, foodstuffs and medication.
His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa today directed the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) to extend the urgent lifeline, in a move stemming from fraternal bonds with the Yemeni people.
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Manama, May 5(BNA):A thirty-ton relief-aid consignment arrived in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu following royal directives to establish the Bahrain-Nepal Support Committee.
HM the King's Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) Board of Trustees' Chairman His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa is leading the humanitarian efforts.
Child stunting and other indicators underscore serious challenges to food and nutrition security in the region
Manama, Bahrain, May 5, 2015—Child stunting, a result of malnutrition, is a larger problem than gross domestic product would suggest in nine Arab countries, while the Arab region as a whole imports more than 50 percent of its population’s daily caloric intake.
Manama, Apr.28 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa has today ordered the establishment of the Bahrain Committee for supporting the Nepalese People. HM the King's Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) Board of Trustees' Chairman His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa will head the panel.
1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.1 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 1.08 billion, followed by Iraq with US$ 851.6 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 32.9% funded with a 67.1% shortfall.
2 The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 6.79 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.18 billion (17.3%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 5.62 billion (82.7%).
Situation Générale en février 2015 Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-avril 2015
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en février le long de la cote de la mer Rouge, au Soudan et en Érythrée, où des opérations de lutte ont été réalisées contre un grand nombre de bandes larvaires, groupes d’ailes et essaims.
Amnesty International is seriously concerned about the Bahraini authorities’ increasing resort to revocation of nationality as a means to punish critical voices, as the authorities stripped 72 individuals of their Bahraini nationality, rendering many of them stateless. The organization urges the authorities to rescind this decision and stop targeting dissidents.
The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.
Manama, February2 (BNA) Bahrain and Sudan have today signed a key agreement, giving the green light for "Khairat Al-Bahrain" agricultural project to go ahead. Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf sealed the deal with Sudanese Investment Minister, Head of Higher Investment Authority, Dr. Mustafa Othman Ismael.
General Situation during January 2015 Forecast until mid-March 2015
Allegations Contradict Opposition to Violence in Speeches
Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Thursday 1/1/2015 - 19:17 GMT
Anti-riot police and protesters demanding the release of Bahrain's main Shiite opposition leader clashed Thursday for the fifth day in a row, witnesses said.
Predominantly Shiite Iran, across the Gulf from Washington's ally where the US Fifth Fleet is based, has joined calls for the immediate release of the kingdom's main opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman.